Want to help protect the climate by utilising and building on your existing skills or interests? Then you might be interested in one of our Climate Action volunteer roles.

11 May 2020

We need volunteers to support the work of over 190 Climate Action groups around the country. Can you lend your skills to help activists feel confident, and enable groups to thrive?

By supporting the Climate Action network through a volunteer role, online or by providing direct 1-2-1 support, you’ll be helping to strengthen a growing network taking action on climate.

Our volunteer roles are in:

  • the Climate Action Digital Team
  • the Climate Action welcome Team

Join the Climate Action Digital Team

Want to help people get active to prevent climate breakdown? Are you good at using digital tools or social media to communicate and campaign? Do you have up to 4 hours a month available? Then this role is for you!

The Climate Action Digital Team supports our activists in using digital tools to campaign and make change happen. We offer activists training and support on a range of topics including:

  • Writing for a digital audience
  • Using social media
  • Building and managing email lists
  • Creating digital petitions
  • Advertising events online

You don't need to be expert in all these areas - if you're skilled in any of them then we'd love to hear from you. By hosting an evening webinar each month from your own home to advise our climate activists, you’ll empower them to use digital tools and resources to carry out their community campaigning.

Join the Digital Team and, after two short online training sessions, you’ll be helping others to take climate action. And we’ll provide ongoing support and resources to help you too.

The training

When you join the Digital Team you'll have an online meeting with Tom, the team leader. He’ll explain the team’s purpose in greater detail, walk you through the steps involved in being a Digital Team volunteer and answer your questions.

Next, you’ll join a webinar, where you'll see how the content is delivered by someone from the team. You’ll then get a chance to put it into practice yourself.

Is this for you?

We know there are many volunteer roles out there, so we want to make sure this is a good match for you. Here are some questions to help you decide whether this is right for you:

Can you commit to volunteering up to 4 hours each month from home?

We’d like you to prepare for and host at least one 75-minute webinar each month. You’ll also spend time providing digital support for our activists, usually on a one-to-one basis, using Slack and email.&

Are you outgoing, with a genuine interest in helping people take climate action and happy to talk to groups?

You’ll enjoy talking to people and be motivated by the idea of helping them take action. And, as you’ll be talking to groups online, you’ll be happy to talk to new people!

Do you have experience of sharing your digital knowledge?

We’re looking for people who are confident about sharing their digital skills with others – whether that’s helping people understand the difference between a tweet and a Facebook post, writing engaging copy for a digital audience or planning when to send the next email to your list. You’ll need to be able to help people with a range of digital literacy levels.

Are you willing to learn how to use new digital tools?

Using digital tools is vital for this role. If you don’t already use tools like Slack and Action Network, you’ll need to be happy to learn about them.

Do you have a reliable internet connection?

You'll need to be able to host online webinars to perform this role so it's crucial that your connection isn’t likely to drop out part way through!

Can you make the two training dates for this role? For this intake to the Digital team you’ll need to available for an online meeting on 26 May and to take part in a webinar one evening between 8 and 19 June.

What you’ll get

As well as getting your teeth into a volunteer role with purpose, we’ll help you out by:

  • Teaching you how to use online tools like Zoom and Slack, and giving you tips and encouragement on facilitation of group spaces.
  • Connecting you to a network of volunteers so you can share tips and expertise.
  • Telling you about upcoming training and opportunities for you to refresh or build your skills.
  • Providing ongoing support from Tom, your team leader, via our digital communications platform, Slack.

Intake dates

For this recruitment to the Digital team we’ll be accepting applications until the 18 May and getting back to applicants on May 21.

If you apply after 18 May, and with your permission, we’ll keep your details so we can contact you when we next train new team members. If this role is right for you, please apply. And if not, have a look at our other volunteer roles.

Join the Climate Action Welcome Team

Please note: we're not currently actively recruiting for the Welcome Team. If you're interested in this role please complete the application form via the "apply now" button below and we'll keep your details so we can contact you when we're training up new members of the team.

Want to help people get active to prevent climate breakdown? Good at using simple digital tools to communicate? Have up to 3 hours a month available?

The Climate Action Welcome Team welcomes newcomers to the Climate Action campaign, giving them the information, tools and resources to make change happen.

We also play a key role in making newcomers feel welcome and appreciated in our network.

Help induct new climate activists into the campaign by:

  • hosting up to 1 evening webinar a month from the comfort of your own home
  • checking in on new activists online, helping them feel supported and able to take their next steps towards community campaigning.

Join the welcome team and, after taking part in 2 simple short online training sessions, you’ll be off helping others to take climate action. We’ll provide ongoing support and resources to help you too.

The Training

To join the Welcome team you'll join Fin, Welcome Team leader, for a 90 minute long webinar where he’ll explain the Welcome team’s purpose in greater detail, answer any questions you have, and walk you through the steps involved in being a Welcome volunteer.

Following that, you’ll be invited to join a staff-led Welcome webinar so you can watch someone else delivering the content you’ll be delivering, before putting it all into practice yourself.

Is this for you?

We know that there are loads of volunteer roles out there so we want to help make sure this is a good match for you. Here are some questions to help you think about whether this is the right fit:

  • You can commit to volunteering for up to 3 hours per month from home.
  • We’d ideally like you to be able to host at least one 75 minute long Welcome Webinar per month and, on top of this, you’ll need a bit of time to prepare for your webinar and to spend following up with new activists.
  • You’re friendly, with a genuine interest in helping people take climate action, and you’re up for talking to groups of people.
  • You’ll enjoy talking to people and be motivated by the idea of helping them take action! And, as you’ll be achieving this by talking to groups online, you’ll be happy talking to new people!
  • You’re keen to learn how to use new digital tools to help build the community. Using digital tools is vital for this role as it will all be based online so, if you don’t already use them, you’ll need to be happy to learn to use a couple of different tools (including Zoom and Slack) to communicate with new activists *and us).
  • You have a reliable internet connection! You'll need to be able to host an online webinar to perform this role so, crucially, you need to know that your connection isn’t likely to drop out part way through.
  • You can make the 2 training dates for this role

What you’ll get:

As well as getting your teeth into a volunteer role with purpose, we’ll help you out by:

  • Teaching you how to use online tools such as Zoom and Slack, giving you tips and encouragement on facilitation of group spaces.
  • Connecting you to a network of similarly trained volunteers so you can share tips and expertise.
  • Providing you with information about upcoming training and opportunities for you to refresh or build on your skills.
  • On-going support from Fin, your team leader, via our Digital communications platform, Slack.

Application dates

Applications for recruitment to the Welcome team were accepted back in February 2020. If you apply now – with your permission – we’ll keep your details so we can contact you when we are next training up new members of the team.

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